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Wicklow Area   SE: Wicklow South East Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 523mKnocknacloghoge 534mLuggala 595mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 561mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mDuff Hill 720mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 531mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mKilmichael Hill 267mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 431mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 397m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 783.2mCorrigasleggaun 794mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Carrick Mountain Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Greywacke & quartzite Bedrock

Height: 381m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T23262 94066
Place visited by 93 members. Recently by: annem, oreills8, Pepe, march-fixer, sofearghail, briankelly, abcd, ei7kh, simoburn, morgan_os, pinchy, Gergrylls, Colin Murphy, conormcbandon, JoHeaney
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Longitude: -6.165502, Latitude: 52.983496 , Easting: 323262, Northing: 194066 Prominence: 174m,  Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 723182 694103,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc381, 10 char: CrckMnt381
Bedrock type: Greywacke & quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

The name of this hill is documented in various forms, such as Carrigmurrely in 1756 and Carrickmacreily in 1795. It is fairly certain that the second element is a personal name, but the forms are too diverse to specify which name. Price mentions the possibility that it is Ó Murghaile.   Carrick Mountain is the 997th highest place in Ireland.

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Choose your route well for a forested summit. .. by group   (Show all for Carrick Mountain )
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrick Mountain  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Carrick is surrounded by dense forest
 
Like Machu Picchu
by wicklore  22 Jul 2014
Map & compass were heavily in use when I climbed Carrick Mountain today. Those who programme summit coordinates into GPS units and let it guide them would have completed this hike in half the time. As it was I spent a long time searching extremely difficult forestry for the elusive summit, which was hindered by the fact that Carrick Mountain actually has several rocky outcrops along the summit.
I started at the Coillte forestry entrance at T246 960 F. A local man gave me directions which proved invaluable as I negotiated the forest tracks and junctions.
From the forest entrance I took the following route: Walk uphill for a few minutes until you arrive at a junction. Go left. A few minutes more brings you to another junction-turn right. After a hundred metres or so the track branches again. Turn left. The track now meanders uphill and after a few hundred metres look out for an obvious muddy path leading into the trees on the right. Follow this path and it will lead you uphill towards the northernmost rocky outcrop on Carrick. The path is churned up in places and evidence of scrambler activity is everywhere. The path eventually rejoins a forestry track that skirts the southern slopes of Carrick.
The summit here was treeless and when I looked up I could see a few rocky outcrops. I spent a long time reaching the top of the highest. This was hampered by chest high ferns and many boulders hidden underfoot. When I climbed to the top of the rock I spied a higher summit sticking out of the trees a few hundred metres further to the south. Trying to reach this second summit involved heading into almost impenetrable forest- the kind that literally had me crawling. I gave up after 15 minutes and had to use my compass to navigate back out.
I made my way downhill to the forest track and followed it into the forest. After a few minutes I then repeatedly battled my way into the trees in vain attempts to locate and reach the summit. Several times I had to navigate back out with compass. This forest was claustrophobic, dark and it was easy to become disorientated. I found a few rocky outcrops but none had the trig point marked on the map. This had become a bizarre experience and I decided to see it to through to the end. Eventually I crawled out of the trees and saw the beautiful trig point sitting on its rock. I felt like Hiram Bingham discovering Machu Picchu!
The views were great although there was cloud on most of the distant mountains. I could identify, amongst others, Croghan Moira, Trooperstown, Derrybawn, Turlough Hill (that flat top is an excellent aid to identification), Tonelagee, Djouce and the Great Sugar Loaf to the north. In fact the whole spectrum of the Wicklow Mountains was on view, hampered only by cloud cover on the higher summits. The coast was visible for dozens of miles along its length. This truly was a hard won and memorable summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/865/comment/3295/
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If I got there quicker than you it's because I wa .. by Bunsen7   (Show all for Carrick Mountain )
 
New track paves the way .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Carrick Mountain )
 
Trail to the top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Carrick Mountain )
 
View of Croaghanmoira from Carrick .. by eugeneryan959   (Show all for Carrick Mountain )
 
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